This is really surprising book which contains nine really lovely pieces aimed at intermediate level flutes. Each movement can stand alone which makes it really useful and the technical demands differ too. Aries is a rag, Hercules has a touch of Star Wars in the rhythm and Cygnus has a passing nod to the sweeping melody of The Swan. Never judge a book by its cover!
From the Publisher
Constellations Set IV is an album of 9 exciting pieces for Flute and Piano in varied styles and moods, with each piece taking inspiration from the characteristics of selected constellations of the night sky. You will find for example, a slinky Lynx (Lynx), a graceful Swan (Cygnus) and a dazzling bird of fire (Phoenix). The technical requirements range from introductory (relative beginner) through to intermediate (approximately grade six of international performance qualifications) and are presented in approximate order of technical difficulty. These entertaining pieces are an ideal resource for students and teachers supporting learning from an early stage through to higher technical and musical abilities. They are complete, standalone concert pieces that can form part of an engaging recital performance or simply playing for enjoyment. Constellations Set I is for Violin and Piano, Set II is for Brass and Piano and Set III is for Descant Recorder and Piano.
Performance duration (approx): 14'44
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Pisces - The Two Fish
- The Dove - Columba
- Hercules - The Hero
- The Lynx - Lynx
- Aries - The Ram
- Cygnus - The Swan
- Equuleus - The Little Horse
- The Phoenix - Phoenix
- Lupus (unaccompanied) - The Wolf